India: Information on whether Indian authorities are notified in advance by Canada of the involuntary return to India of Indian nationals and on whether there is a security check of these returnees performed by Indian police at the receiving airport
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 May 1995|
|Citation / Document Symbol||IND20703.E|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, India: Information on whether Indian authorities are notified in advance by Canada of the involuntary return to India of Indian nationals and on whether there is a security check of these returnees performed by Indian police at the receiving airport, 1 May 1995, IND20703.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6acb44b.html [accessed 8 December 2013]|
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The following information was provided to the DIRB by an official of the Removals Section of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) in Ottawa during a 18 May 1995 telephone interview.
Whenever CIC wishes to remove an individual from Canada, they will always contact the individual's embassy or high commission in Canada, and request, in writing, a travel document for the individual. This request will be accompanied by whatever documentation CIC might have on the individual.
Once this request has been submitted, CIC will wait a "reasonable amount of time" to receive the document. However, if the individual being removed is considered particularly dangerous to Canadian society, the individual may be removed before the travel document is received using documentation on file with CIC. In this case, the Canadian mission in the receiving country is notified of when the individual will be arriving and an official of the mission will go to the airport and meet the flight. The Canadian official will notify airport officials of who will be arriving on the flight. Airport officials may then detain the individual upon arrival and conduct security checks and/or question the individual. They may, however, also let the individual pass through without being detained.
In general, an individual is not removed from Canada without an appropriate travel document supplied by their mission in Canada. If the individual is not considered to be particularly dangerous, the Canadian mission in the receiving country would not generally be notified, nor would the airport officials in that country.
The mission of the individual in Canada is not notified of when an individual is scheduled for removal.
This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), Removals Section, Ottawa. 18 May 1995. Telephone interview with official.